Tuesday 6 December 2016

Not the British navy's finest hour

Published 21/04/2010 | 05:00

I HAVE seen it all now . . . . a British royal navy ship leaves Santander for Old Blighty, largely full of troops, and leaving penniless British women and children behind.

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Some years ago, Noel Coward wittily stated that he always crossed the Atlantic on a French ocean liner because "with the French, there is none of that nonsense about women and children first". It seems he could have added the royal navy to French liners.

Not the greatest day for us Brits. The heroes of Dunkirk are turning in their graves.

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